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What: “Sh*t, Actually” by Lindy West

Why: Do you find yourself in need of a breath-taking, tear-jerking … laugh? Or perhaps a recommendation for a weekend movie night? Check out “Sh*t, Actually.”

Lindy West rips into a hilarious critique of some of cinema’s most notable and cult classics of the last 35 years. As the book was written in 2020, West reflects on how some of these films have not aged gracefully but can be laughed at in a reminiscent light of the 1990s. Her chapter on “The Notebook” brought me to tears of laughter in the library’s break room.  

Where: This is available as a print book, e-book and e-audiobook from the Monroe County Public Library system.

How: You can request books online by logging in to your account and get e-books and e-audiobooks 24/7 at If you don’t have a card, you can visit your local branch or register online to get one. Questions? 

Recommended by: Emily Kovacs, library associate, Key West LibrarySee previous recommendations at